(June 16) Sketch To Screen

May 29, 2014

The Writers Guild of America, East

in partnership with the L.E.S. Film Festival



Monday, June 16, 2014
Panel: 6-7:15
Reception: 7:15-9pm

Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, Suite 700, NYC


Join us for a conversation with some of the most hilarious and talented comedy writers in NYC. After the panel, there will be a rooftop reception with complimentary Dark Horse wine.

Panelists are:
Chris Kelly, BROAD CITY, SNL
Zhubin Parang, THE DAILY SHOW
Moderated by: Catie Lazarus


Chris Kelly is in his third season as a staff writer for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and is also currently a writer and consulting producer on Comedy Central's BROAD CITY. Previously, he was a staff writer and director at FUNNY OR DIE and won a Peabody Award for his work as a writer/director at THE ONION NEWS NETWORK. Chris has also worked as a contributing writer on THE MAYA RUDOLPH SHOW and was the head writer for Matt Besser's Comedy Central special THE SHOW WILL GET YOU HIGH in 2010. He's also a long-time member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and performs there frequently.

Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and author. Her podcast, How Was Your Week, was recently called “one of the few essential podcasts” by the New York Times and was named one of the best 10 comedy podcasts of the moment by Rolling Stone and in GQ’s Comedy Issue. She also writes for television and has written for Funny or Die Presents Billy on the Street since its inception. Other TV writing credits include MULANEY, BEST WEEK EVER & BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW, in addition to many, many pilots. She just wrapped a pilot presentation she wrote for her and Billy Eichner to star in. Amy Poehler is producing and it's called DIFFICULT PEOPLE. It's for USA. Julie also writes and makes videos for Vulture.com and wrote a memoir called I DON"T CARE ABOUT YOUR BAND and a YA Novel called ART GIRLS ARE EASY. Her twitter is twitter.com/julieklausner.

Zhubin Parang is an Emmy award-winning writer for THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART. He has been studying improvisation and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2005, and is an alum of UCB sketch teams Thunder Gulch and Charlemagne and improv teams Raynard and The Bishop. His writing has been featured in McSweeney's, The Onion, and The Morning News. He is the creator of the webseries APPROACH THE BENCH, produced by Above Average.

Catie Lazarus hosts the podcast and live show Employee of the Month at Joe's Pub. She's written for The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Cosmo, Sundance Channel, Bust Magazine and Out Magazine . Lazarus has interviewed multiple celebrities including Miss Piggy, Elmo, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. @catielazarus